MdCL live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

January 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

I’m a big fan of Mark de Clive-Lowe‘s live show, and have been playing his music on Forward Listening for quite sometime, so I was geeked that he was coming down to the KCRW studios to rock, as well as promote his new album on Tru Thoughts, “Renegades.”  Along with a few live musicians & Nia Andrews on vocals, Mark can piece together a vibe and make it sound so simple!

Best of 2011…

December 14, 2011 at 9:28 am

Making a “best of” year-end list is always difficult for me.  The main reason is because I can’t remember what came out in January!  Stay tuned for the last Forward Listening of 2011, which will feature my absolute favorite cuts of the past 365.  While I haven’t nearly completed the list, here are a couple of sure bets. Much much more to come…

LDFD – “Outtacontrol”
Mark de Clive-Lowe – “Koko & Lee Roe”
Velella Velella – “BBQ Claus I & II”
Agnes Obel – “Close Watch” (December 2010)
Bing Ji Ling – “Dreaming”
Robin Hannibal – “Transit”
Bombino – “Tar Hani (My Love)”
Dengue Fever – “Uku”
Kraak & Smaak – “Wasted With a Smile”
Amerigo Gazaway / Fela Soul – “Breakadawn”
Thundercat – “Boat Cruise”